News Archives 2008


Senator Beavers Re-elected Treasurer of Senate Majority Caucus

State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) was unanimously re-elected by her colleagues as Treasurer to the Tennessee Senate Majority Caucus. The election took place as the Republican Caucus met in an organizational meeting of the group on Monday. “It is an honor to be re-elected by my colleagues as Treasurer of the Caucus and I ... Read more

Cannon County General Sessions Court Activity

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Mary Carmack was bound over to the January, 2008 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. She is charged with simple possession of schedule drugs. Bruce A. Morton was ... Read more

Former Vols Coach to Remain at the University of Tennessee

Former University of Tennessee Vols head coach Philip Fulmer will remain at his alma mater for the time being. He has accepted a three-month job as an assistant to UT President John Petersen, for which he’ll be paid 12-thousand-500-dollars per month. A university spokeswoman says the money will come from unspecified “private sources.” Fulmer will ... Read more

Cancer Society Benefits This Week In Cannon County

Lights on the tree and basketball action will prove beneficial for the American Cancer Society this week in Cannon County. The sound of Christmas carols filled the air around the public square of Woodbury Sunday afternoon. The lighting ceremony for the annual Love Lights A Tree event brought a group of individuals together with one ... Read more

More Cannon Countians Employed

More people in Cannon County are employed this month. The most recent county unemployment rate shows 6,850 Cannon Countians have jobs, with 530 more people working than the month before. Cannon County’s jobless rate is 7.7 percent, down seven tenths of a point from the month before. The state’s overall jobless rate is seven percent. ... Read more

Get Local, Get “Real” Green At Area Christmas Tree Farms

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is encouraging Tennesseans to purchase “real” Christmas trees this holiday season. Christmas trees are a renewable and recyclable resource that contains no petroleum products and leaves a very small carbon footprint. Buying a natural tree this year from a nearby farm is a great holiday gift to the environment and ... Read more

Chase The Cars Stop At First National Bank Today!

This year’s United Way campaign is highlighted with a car giveaway from the Alexander Auto Mall in Murfreesboro and the Daily News Journal. One of the autos available for the giveaway will be at First National Bank on Main Street today, Friday December 5th, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. Everyone is invited to visit the bank, ... Read more

Super Saturday Welcomes The Holiday Season In Cannon County

With all of the holiday events on the schedule for Saturday, Lions Club members believe it is difficult not to think of Saturday as super! The Lions Club will start the day early with a pancake breakfast from 7:00am until 10:00am. Beginning at 8:00am, Santa will visit and be available for pictures. The breakfast will ... Read more

Community Foundation Announces Arts Build Communities Grants in Cannon County

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization that benefits nonprofits serving worthy causes in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, has awarded the Cannon County REACH Program an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant. The Arts Build Communities program is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and ... Read more

UCHRA Receives Additional $2.3 Million In Low-Income Energy Assistance

“The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has received an additional $2.3 million in Low-Income Energy Assistance funding for low-income consumers,” Phyllis Bennett, UCHRA Executive Director, announced. The Tennessee Department of Human Services has informed UCHRA that funding for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been increased to $3,772,800, an increase of $2.3 ... Read more